|Southern Horrors: Lynch Law In All Its Phases - Ida B. Wells|
LibriVox recording of Southern Horrors: Lynch Law In All Its Phases, by Ida B. Wells (1862 - 1931). Read by James K. White and Laura Victoria. Thoroughly appalled and sickened by the rising numbers of white-on-black murders in the South since the beginning of Reconstruction, and by the unwillingness of local, state and federal governments to prosecute those who were responsible, Ida Bell Wells-Barnett wrote Southern Horrors, a pamphlet in which she exposed the horrible reality of lynchings to th...
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Downloads: 1,707 (1 review)
|The Vegetable Garden: A Manual for the Amateur Vegetable Gardener - Ida Dandridge Bennett|
LibriVox recording of THE VEGETABLE GARDEN: A MANUAL FOR THE AMATEUR GARDENER, by IDA DANDRIDGE BENNETT. This book is a good reference on vegetable gardening. It covers the economic value of a vegetable garden, planning and locating the garden, maintaining soil fertility, hotbeds, garden tools, sowing seeds, transplanting seedlings, growing and storing vegetables, managing garden pests, and fall garden work.(Summary by A.L...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; gardening; garden; vegetables
|The Flower Garden: A Handbook of Practical Garden Lore - Ida Dandridge Bennett|
LibriVox recording of The Flower Garden: A Handbook of Practical Garden Lore, by Ida Dandridge Bennett. Read by Librivox volunteer readers. This book is a good reference on the perennial flower gardening and landscaping. It contains information on growing the plants from seed and explains how to grow and care for the traditional garden flowering plants, bulbs, trees, and shrubs. There are sections covering all aspects of ornamental gardens including water gardens and caring for house plants in t...
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|A Woman's Journey Round the World - Ida Laura Pfeiffer|
LibriVox recording of A Woman's Journey Round the World by Ida Laura Pfeiffer. Read in English by Lynne Thompson; Leni; Piotr Nater; Gail Timmerman Vaughan; Xiph; Suprada Urval; bala; Zaineb; Kyle Stadelhofer; Jeanie; Anna Simon; Julia Niedermaier; Gilles G. Le Blanc Ida Laura Pfeiffer was an Austrian traveler and travel book author, one of the first female explorers, whose popular books were translated into several languages...
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|A Visit to the Holy Land, Egypt, and Italy - Ida Laura Pfeiffer|
Librivox recording of A Visit to the Holy Land, Egypt, and Italy by Ida Laura Pfeiffer, translated by H. W. Dulcken. Read by Sibella Denton. Ida Pfeiffer travelled alone in an era when women didn’t travel. She went first on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, then went on to Egypt and Italy. Understanding the difficulties a woman would face travelling alone and on a budget, she made a will before she left...
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|The History of Standard Oil: Volume 2 - Ida M. Tarbell|
LibriVox recording of THE HISTORY OF STANDARD OIL: VOLUME 2, by IDA M. TARBELL. Read by Tom Weiss. The History of the Standard Oil Company is a book written by journalist Ida Tarbell in 1904. It was an exposé of the Standard Oil Company, run at that time by oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller, the richest figure in America's history. Originally serialized in 19 parts in McClure's magazine, the book was a seminal example of muckraking, and inspired many other journalists to write about trusts, large ...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; oil; muckraker; standard oil; rockefeller; business; history
Downloads: 3,459 (1 review)
|The History of Standard Oil: Volume 1 - Ida Tarbell|
LibriVox recording of THE HISTORY OF STANDARD OIL: VOLUME 1, by IDA TARBELL. Read by Tom Weiss. The History of the Standard Oil Company is a book written by journalist Ida Tarbell in 1904. It was an exposé of the Standard Oil Company, run at that time by oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller the richest figure in America's history. Originally serialized in 19 parts in McClure's magazine, the book was a seminal example of muckraking, and inspired many other journalists to write about trusts, large busi...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; oil; muckraker; standard oil; rockefeller
Downloads: 7,000 (2 reviews)
|La Navidad en las Montañas - Ignacio Manuel Altamirano|
LibriVox recording of La Navidad en las Montañas by Ignacio Manuel Altamirano. Altamirano nos da a creer que este cuento es una historia verídica, que le fue contada por el narrador. Es, simplemente, la historia de un soldado que se encuentra con un cura en las montañas el día de Nochebuena, y pasa con él y con su pueblo la noche de fiestas. (Resumen de Karen Savage) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if availab...
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|Monachomachia czyli wojna mnichów - Ignacy Krasicki|
LibriVox recording of Monachomachia czyli wojna mnichów, by Ignacy Krasicki. Read by Piotr Nater. Monachomachia, czyli Wojna mnichów to poemat heroikomiczny autorstwa Ignacego Krasickiego wydany po raz pierwszy anonimowo w 1778. Jego tematem jest walka pomiędzy mnichami, a przedstawienie sporu mnichów w utworze naznaczone jest groteskowym humorem. Jednocześnie Monachomachia jest ostrą satyrą, krytyką ukrytą pod kostiumem zabawnych postaci...
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|Antymonachomachia - Ignacy Krasicki|
LibriVox recording of Antymonachomachia, by Ignacy Krasicki. Read by Piotr Nater. Poemat opowiada o reakcjach mnichów do których klasztoru Niezgoda podrzuciła Monachomachię. Pozornie odwołując zarzuty wypowiedziane w Monachomachii, autor ponownie dokonuje krytyki sposobu życia zakonników, którzy w obliczu ataku przybierają różne postawy począwszy od otwarcie wojowniczej do ugodowej. (Summary by Piotr Nater) For further information, including links to online text, reader information,...
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|Atlantis: The Antediluvian World - Ignatius Loyola Donnelly|
LibriVox recording of Atlantis: The Antediluvian World by Ignatius Loyola Donnelly. "Atlantis: The Antediluvian World is a book published during 1882 by Minnesota populist politician Ignatius L. Donnelly, who was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during 1831. Donnelly considered Plato's account of Atlantis as largely factual and attempted to establish that all known ancient civilizations were descended from this supposed lost land...
Keywords: Atlantis; Atlanteans; Ἀτλαντὶς νῆσος; Great Flood; antediluvian; lost civilization; history; pseudo-history; pseudo-science; Mayanism; Pre-Columbian; gods; mythology; myths; legends; race; language; linguistics; philology; anthropology; religion; Plato; Socrates; Solon; Republic; audiobook; librivox
|Marie Antoinette and the Downfall of Royalty - Imbert de Saint-Amand|
LibriVox recording of Marie Antoinette and the Downfall of Royalty, by Imbert de Saint-Amand. "Paris in 1792 is no longer what it was in 1789. In 1789, the old French society was still brilliant. The past endured beside the present. Neither names nor escutcheons, neither liveries nor places at court, had been suppressed. The aristocracy and the Revolution lived face to face. In 1792, the scene has changed." France was now on the verge of the Reign of Terror (la Terreur), the violent years follow...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; history; France; Paris; aristocracy; nobility; The Terror; French Revolution; guillotine
|On the Popular Judgment: That may be Right in Theory, but does not Hold Good in the Praxis - Immanuel Kant|
This tripartite essay, published variously as On the Popular Judgment (J. Richardson trans.), On the Old Saw (E.B. Ashton trans.), or On the Common Saying (both M.J. Gregor and H.B. Nisbet), Kant takes up the issue of the relation of theory to practice in three distinct ways. In the first, he replies to Christian Garve's criticism of his moral theory, in the second, he distances himself from Thomas Hobbes, and in the third, Moses Mendelssohn...
Keywords: immanuel kant; philosophy; political theory; christian garve; thomas hobbes; moses mendelssohn; popular judgment; old saw; common saying
|Of the Injustice of Counterfeiting Books - Immanuel Kant|
Librivox recording of Of the Injustice of Counterfeiting Books by Immanuel Kant, translated by John Richardson. Read by D.E. Wittkower. This essay of Kant’s on copyright argues that the unlicensed copying of books cannot possibly be permissible, due to the fact that it assumes a consent on the part of the author which it is logically impossible for the author to give. The argument is dependent upon an assumption that the writings be commodified, for the reason why the author is unable to possi...
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|Perpetual Peace: A Philosophic Essay - Immanuel Kant|
LibriVox recording of Perpetual Peace: A Philosophic Essay, by Immanuel Kant (1724-1804). Translated by W. Hastie (1842-1903). Read by D.E. Wittkower. This essay, written in 1795, puts forth a plan for a lasting peace between nations and peoples. Kant puts forth necessary means to any peace, and argues that nations can be brought into federation with one another without loss of sovereignty. In one translation, telling of the historical impact of this essay, this federation is called a “league ...
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|Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Morals - Immanuel Kant|
LibriVox recording of Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Morals by Immanuel Kant. Translated by Thomas Kingsmill Abbott. The Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Morals, also known as The Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals or Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals or Grounding of the Metaphysics of Morals, is Immanuel Kant's first contribution to moral philosophy. It argues for an a priori basis for morality...
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|The Critique of Practical Reason - Immanuel Kant|
LibriVox recording of The Critique of Practical Reason, by Immanuel Kant (1724-1804). Transl. Thomas Kingsmill Abbott (1829-1913). The Critique of Practical Reason (Kritik der praktischen Vernunft) is the second of Immanuel Kant's three critiques, first published in 1788. It follows on from his Critique of Pure Reason and deals with his moral philosophy. The second Critique exercised a decisive influence over the subsequent development of the field of ethics and moral philosophy, becoming the pr...
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|The Critique of Pure Reason - Immanuel Kant|
The Critique of Pure Reason, first published in 1781 with a second edition in 1787, has been called the most influential and important philosophical text of the modern age.Kant saw the Critique of Pure Reason as an attempt to bridge the gap between rationalism (there are significant ways in which our concepts and knowledge are gained independently of sense experience) and empiricism (sense experience is the ultimate source of all our concepts and knowledge) and, in particular, to counter the rad...
Keywords: epistemology; metaphysics; critical philosophy; critical system; first critique; transcendental idealism; german idealism; german philosophy; 18th century; modern philosophy; rationalism; empiricism
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|Zum ewigen Frieden. Ein philosophischer Entwurf - Immanuel Kant|
LibriVox recording of Zum ewigen Frieden. Ein philosophischer Entwurf, by Immanuel Kant. Read by Christian Al-Kadi. In der Abhandlung „Zum ewigen Frieden" wendet Kant die Grundsätze seiner Moralphilosophie auf die Beziehungen zwischen Staaten an. Er stellt klar, dass Frieden kein natürlicher Zustand sei und deshalb gestiftet werden müsse. Um das Ziel „Weltfrieden“ zu verwirklichen, müssten sich die Staaten einem allgemein verbindlichen Völkerrecht unterordnen...
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|Perpetual Peace - Immanuel Kant|
LibriVox recording of Perpetual Peace by Immanuel Kant. Translated by Benjamin Trueblood. Read in English by D.E. WittkowerThis essay, written in 1795, puts forth a plan for a lasting peace between nations and peoples. Kant puts forth necessary means to any peace, and argues that nations can be brought into federation with one another without loss of sovereignty. In one translation, telling of the historical impact of this essay, this federation is called a “league of nations.” The supplemen...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; political philosophy; philosophy; political science; international relations; international politics; peace studies; just war theory
|Rhymed Receipts for Any Occasion - Imogen Clark|
LibriVox recording of Rhymed Receipts for Any Occasion, by Imogen Clark. Read by Betsie Bush. In addition to being amusing, recipes written in a poetic form were easy to remember and used as learning tools for the young housekeeper. Many of the poems in this 1912 publication were originally published in Woman's Home Companion, Good Housekeeping Magazine, the Housewife, Table Talk, and the Boston Cooking School Magazine...
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|Bushido: The Soul of Japan - Inazo Nitobe|
LibriVox recording of Bushido: The Soul of Japan, by Inazo Nitobe. Read by Availle. Bushido: The Soul of Japan written by Inazo Nitobe was one of the first books on samurai ethics that was originally written in English for a Western audience, and has been subsequently translated into many other languages (also Japanese). Nitobe found in Bushido, the Way of the Warrior, the sources of the virtues most admired by his people: rectitude, courage, benevolence, politeness, sincerity, honor, loyalty an...
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|My Flower - Ira Titus|
LibriVox volunteers bring you 21 recordings of My Flower by Ira Titus. This was the Weekly Poetry project for February 19, 2012. A short and sweet poem about being happy with yourself. There is no information available about the author, Ira Titus. ( Summary by Lucy Perry ) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording...
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|Against Heresies - Irenaeus|
LibriVox recording of Against Heresies, by Irenaeus. St. Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons, describes several schools of Gnosticism which were prevalent among pre-Nicene Christianity. He then refutes these beliefs as heresies by contrasting them with what he describes as catholic, orthodox Christianity. Against Heresies demonstrates that earliest Christianity was a fascinating and diverse plethora of beliefs, debates, and schisms...
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|J. Poindexter, Colored - Irvin S. Cobb|
LibriVox recording of J. Poindexter, Colored, by Irvin S. Cobb. Read by Grant Hurlock. This comic novel relates the first-person adventures in New York City of Jefferson Poindexter, personal assistant to Cobb's famous Judge Priest, while the judge is vacationing abroad. (Introduction by Grant Hurlock) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording...
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|Europe Revised - Irvin S. Cobb|
LibriVox recording of Europe Revised, by Irvin S. Cobb. Read by Sibella Denton. Irvin Cobb's humorous Europe Revised is a travelogue and comedy almost in the style of Mark Twain. The dedication says it best: "To My Small Daughter Who bade me shed a tear at the tomb of Napoleon, which I was very glad to do, because when I got there my feet certainly were hurting me." For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), p...
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|One Third Off - Irvin S. Cobb|
LibriVox recording of One Third Off, by Irvin S. Cobb. Read by Bryan Ness. Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb (June 23, 1876–March 11, 1944) was an American author, humorist, and columnist who lived in New York and wrote over 60 books and 300 short stories. Cobb has been described as "having a round shape, bushy eyebrows, full lips, and a triple chin. He always had a cigar in his mouth." This book is a hilarious account of Cobb's attempts at weight-loss...
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|Cobb's Anatomy - Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb|
Librivox public domain recording of Cobb's Anatomy by Irvin S. Cobb. Read by Carl Vonnoh, III. Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb was born on June 23, 1876. At seventeen years of age, he began writing for the Paducah Daily News, his hometown paper. At nineteen he became the managing editor; up to that point, our nation’s youngest. He worked as a columnist, a humorist and an author. But ‘horror,’ and ’short stories,’ are not why he is remembered...
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Downloads: 24,231 (1 review)
|Eben Holden - A Tale of the North Country - Irving Bacheller|
Librivox recording of Eben Holden - A Tale of the North Country by Irving Bacheller. Read by Roger Melin. Eben Holden - A Tale of the North Country. Having lost both parents and his home in northern Vermont, orphan Willie Brower is taken in by Eben Holden, "Uncle Eb" who transports him westward to save him from being sent to an orphanage. Through the Adirondacks and into the St. Lawrence valley they travel...
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Downloads: 6,909 (4 reviews)
|The Comet and Other Verses - Irving Sydney Dix|
LibriVox recording of The Comet and Other Verses, by Irving Sydney Dix. A few years ago, while recovering from an illness, I conceived the idea of writing some reminiscent lines on country life in the Wayne Highlands. And during the interval of a few days I produced some five hundred couplets,—a few good, some bad and many indifferent—and such speed would of necessity invite the indifferent. A portion of these lines were published in 1907...
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|The Calendar and Other Verses - Irving Sydney Dix|
LibriVox recording of The Calendar and Other Verses by Irving Sydney Dix. Read in English by MaryAnn; Jeanie; WoollyBee; Anusha Iyer; Josh Kirsh; and Shakira Searlev.Written by poet Irving Sydney Dix in 1913 for "evidence of my love for and interest in the greatest of all the arts," this little collection of poems includes "The Calendar," "Fairies of the Frost," and "The Sinking of the Titanic." (Summary by Woolly Bee) For further information, including links to online text, reader information,...
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|Who Was Who: 5000 BC - 1914 - Irwin Leslie Gordon|
LibriVox recording of Who Was Who: 5000 BC - 1914, by Irwin Leslie Gordon A short, humorous biography of famous people from 5000 BC to 1914. -- S. McGaughey From the Introduction, "The editor begs leave to inform the public that only persons who can produce proper evidence of their demise will be admitted to Who Was Who. Press Agent notices or complimentary comments are absolutely excluded, and those offering to pay for the insertion of names will be prosecuted...
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|The Autobiography of a Clown - Isaac Marcosson|
LibriVox recording of The Autobiography of a Clown by Isaac Marcosson. Read in English by Lee Smalley This "as told to" autobiography of Jules Turnour is based on a popular article that appeared in the Saturday Evening Post in 1909. Turnour relates through Marcosson his personal history and that of the circus, both in Europe and the United States. By recounting touching, amusing, and heartbreaking events that he experienced or witnessed, he demonstrates his love of circus life and his craft...
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|Opticks - Isaac Newton|
LibriVox recording of Opticks, by Isaac Newton. The famous physicist Sir Isaac Newton lectured on optics from 1670 - 1672. He worked on the refraction of light into colored beams using prisms and discovered chromatic aberration. He also postulated the corpuscular form of light and an ether to transmit forces between the corpuscles. His "Opticks", first published 1704 contains his postulates about the topic...
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|The Spell of the Hawaiian Islands and the Philippines - Isabel Anderson|
LibriVox recording of The Spell of the Hawaiian Islands and the Philippines, by Isabel Anderson. Read by William Tomcho. Isabel Anderson has written a most interesting travelogue of Hawaii and The Philippines. Actually it is more of a history lesson. Anyone with any interest whatsoever in the South Pacific will find this book very interesting indeed, to note all that has changed since Mrs. Anderson had traveled there.(Summary by William Tomcho) For further information, including links to online ...
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|The Chautauqua Girls at Home - Isabella Alden|
LibriVox recording of The Chautauqua Girls at Home, by Isabella Alden. Read by Tricia G. Sequel to Four Girls at Chautauqua. Ruth, Flossy, Eurie, and Ruth return home as new Christians, eager to begin working. Their new faith clashes with their old lives, which they must overcome, as well as the prejudices of friends and acquaintances. (Summary by Tricia G) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go ...
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|Four Girls at Chautauqua - Isabella Alden|
LibriVox recording of Four Girls at Chautauqua, by Isabella Alden aka Pansy. Read by TriciaG. Authored by Isabella M. Alden under the pen name “Pansy.” First in the Chautauqua Girls series. Four friends - spoiled, quirky Ruth; fun-loving and mischievous Eurie; poor, independent and brainy Marion; and meek, approval-seeking Flossy - attend Chautauqua on a lark, and their lives are changed forever...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; pansy; alden; romance, religion; christian fiction
|Ruth Erskine's Crosses - Isabella Alden|
LibriVox recording of Ruth Erskine's Crosses, by Isabella Alden aka Pansy. Read by Tricia G. Third book in the Chautauqua Girls series. Ruth's father brings home a wife and daughter, after 18 years, that Ruth had never known about. Suddenly she is no longer the queen of her home. And what's worse, the new mother and sister are rude and antagonistic. How will Ruth bear this cross? (Summary by Tricia G) For further information, including links to M4B audio book, online text, reader information, RS...
Keywords: Librivox; audiobook; Pansy; Isabella Alden; Chautauqua; Chautauqua Girls; religion; religious fiction; fiction; romance
|Wise and Otherwise - Isabella Alden|
LibriVox recording of Wise and Otherwise, by Isabella Alden. Read by Tricia G. Immature Mr. Tresevant (from "The King's Daughter") comes to Newton with his spoiled wife to be the new pastor of the church attended by Dr. and Mrs. Douglass, Mr. and Mrs. Sayles, and Mr. and Mrs. Tyndall (from "Ester Ried" and "Julia Ried"), boarding with Jerome and Abbie Sayles. Authored by Isabella M. Alden under the pen name "Pansy." Fourth in the Ester Ried series...
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|Julia Ried - Isabella Alden|
LibriVox recording of Julia Ried, by Isabella Alden. Read by Tricia G. Authored by Isabella M. Alden under the pen name "Pansy." Sequel to "Ester Ried." Julia Ried must take a job as a bookkeeper in a factory to earn a living. The mistress of her boardinghouse influences her in a negative way, drawing her into a life and attitude displeasing to God. Will her family and friends be able to convince her stand up for what's right? (Summary written by TriciaG) For further information, including links...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; pansy; alden; religion
|The King's Daughter - Isabella Alden|
LibriVox recording of The King's Daughter, by Isabella Alden. Read by TriciaG. Dell Bronson has been reared in Boston by her refined uncle and aunt until, at age 18, she is called home by her father, a coarse tavern owner in Lewiston. As a daughter of the heavenly King, she strives to honor her heavenly Father by wooing her earthly father to Christ and away from rum. Set in the era of the temperance movement of the 1800's...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; pansy; alden; religion
|Ester Ried - Isabella Alden|
LibriVox recording of Ester Ried, by Isabella Alden. Read by Tricia G. Authored by Isabella M. Alden under the pen name "Pansy." Ester Ried's life is a dull monotony of toiling at her family's boardinghouse. She's overworked, jealous and cranky, a poor example of a Christian to her family and associates. She awakens to a new attitude and commitment due to an extended visit with her cousin. (Summary written by Tricia G.) For further information, including links to online text, reader information,...
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|Among the Tibetans - Isabella L. Bird|
LibriVox recording of Among the Tibetans, by Isabella L. Bird. Read by Availle. Isabella L. Bird (1831 - 1904) was an English traveller, writer and natural historian. She was travelling in the Far East alone at a time when such endeavours were risky and dangerous even for men and large, better equipped parties. In "Among the Tibetans", Bird describes her tour through Tibet with her usual keen eye: From descriptions of the landscape and flora to the manners, customs and religion of the local peop...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; non-ficiton; travel; adventure; memoirs; nature
|A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains - Isabella L. Bird|
Librivox recording of A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains by Isabella L. Bird. Read by Laura Caldwell. Isabella Bird began travelling while in her early twenties to help alleviate illness that had plagued her since childhood. She was a single woman in her early forties when she made her treck through the Rocky Mountains. A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains details this fascinating account of her travels through a series of letters written to her sister, Henrietta...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; travel; nonfiction; memoirs; letters; Rocky Mountain; Estes Park; Colorado; mountain men; pioneers
Downloads: 35,917 (1 review)
|Unbeaten Tracks in Japan - Isabella L. Bird|
LibriVox recording of Unbeaten Tracks in Japan, by Isabella L. Bird. Read by Availle. Isabella Lucy Bird (1831 – 1904) was a 19th century English traveller, writer, and natural historian. She was a sickly child, however, while she was travelling she was almost always healthy. Her first trip, in 1854, took her to America, visiting relatives. Her first book, The Englishwoman in America was published anonymously two years later...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; travel; memoirs; Japan; Asia; History; Nature
|The Englishwoman in America - Isabella Lucy Bird|
LibriVox recording of The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Lucy Bird . Read by Sibella Denton Isabella Bird travels abroad in Canada and the United States in the 1850s. As an Englishwoman and a lone female, she travels as far as Chicago, Prince Edward Island, and Cincinatti. Her observations on the trials and tribulations of the journeys are astute, if formed by her place and time in history. Adventures with pickpockets, omnibuses, cholera, and rat invested hotels deter her not...
Keywords: non fiction; isabella; bird; journey; travels; audio books; librivox
Downloads: 12,295 (2 reviews)
|Ester Ried Yet Speaking - Isabella M. Alden|
LibriVox recording of Ester Ried Yet Speaking, by Isabella M. Alden aka Pansy. Read by TriciaG. Authored by Isabella M. Alden under the pen name "Pansy." Fourth in the Chautauqua Girls series. Alfred Ried (brother of Ester Ried from that series) wants to help the hundreds of poor street boys in his city to come to faith and improve their conditions, but is discouraged and overwhelmed with the task...
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|Ester Ried's Namesake - Isabella M. Alden|
LibriVox recording of Ester Ried's Namesake by Isabella Alden, aka Pansy. Read by Tricia G. Ester Ried Randall tries to live up to her parents' expectations and the name she's been given, but her religion is a chore. Will she learn the lesson of faith that Ester did? Fifth and final book in the Ester Ried series. Authored by Isabella M. Alden under the pen name “Pansy.” (Summary written by Tricia G) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD co...
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|The Revelation of Baha-ullah in a Sequence of Four Lessons - Isabella Matilda Davis Brittingham|
Isabella Matilda Davis Brittingham was a significant early American Bahá’í and was posthumously designated by Shoghi Effendi as one of the 19 Disciples of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá and Heralds of the Covenant. She was born in 1852, the daughter of Benjamin Davis, who was a grandson of John Morton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Her sister-in-law heard about the Bahá’í Faith in 1897 and in 1898 Isabella herself became a part of the nascent American Bahá’í community...
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|A Perfect Strain - Isabella Valancy Crawford|
LibriVox volunteers bring you 9 different recordings of A Perfect Strain by Isabella Valancy Crawford. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of July 27th, 2008. For more information on the readers, please visit the catalog page: http://librivox.org/a-perfect-strain-by-isabella-valancy-crawford/. For more free audiobooks, or to find out how you can volunteer, please visit librivox.org. Download M4B (7MB)
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